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." he recently wrote a long piece comparing the technology agendas of the two candidates. thank you for joining us, mr. smith. >> in the tech community, there are many verticals. they are all competing with each other. what are these companies looking for in the agendas of both candidates right now as far as clues for what might, head? obviously telecom issues are not something that often pop up on the campaign trail. where are the companies looking for clues as to what the agendas will be? >> i think ideally what they should be looking for is a common understanding of the rules of the road and the ability to enter the marketplace and compete with one another. i think part of the problem, and it is a real problem, when the regulators try to manage competition, one of the incentives is to become rent seekers and try to manage the regulatory environment rather than looking to consumer demand business models and engaging that way. i think what they are looking for is this certainty in what the rules of the road are, to the maximum extent possible, and rules that do not interfere with t
could -- fcc could establish a communications technology to really be a leader in job creation and economic growth. it historically has been one of the most dynamic parts of the economy, but in recent years if you look at statistics from the labor department, job growth and economic growth has slowed. i identified three basic areas where i thought the fcc could do more with respect to the ict sector. number one, it was more internal. the fcc should act at the same pace as the industry that it regulates. one of the things i've heard from a number of companies is that the fcc has sometimes not acted with much alacrity with respect to issues that are pending before the commission or in delaying action on other issues. and so i wanted to think about different ways that the commission could speed up its processes. second, i think that one of the key things the commission can do and should do to enable more dynamic industry is to get more spectrum into the commercial marketplace. there have been a number of different proposals on the table, and i take an all of the above approach wit
should take a forward thinking approach and a look at more technologically neutral, but regulatory way of thinking about some of the services. when it comes to fiber to plummet, we should not think of it in the same way as we thought of copper wire monopolies back in the 1970's. we should think about fiber providers. >> do you think your fellow commissioners would think the same way? >> it depends on the issue. some issues we agree and some we did not. it does not have to deal with the fcc directly. governor brown in california assigned -- making sure that internet protocols would remain free from regulation. that was a bipartisan group coming together saying we want to have an ovation and we want to incentivize investment in that next -- an ovation and we want to incentivize assessment and the next generation. >> joining our conversation is one of our guest reporters. >> let us talk a bit more about communication. you were just mentioning -- do you think in a few years tech companies will be competitive with cable companies in wire line access? >> i think so. there has been an increas
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